Hamtaro

Season 2 Episode 48

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Aired Unknown Jun 13, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Father's Day is coming and Laura thinks that this Father's Day is going to be the best one ever. She and her Mom are talking about how much time Dad has been spending at work lately. Just then, Dad comes in. They're hoping to spend some time with him. He says that he's tired, but can't stick around, as he has to get going back to work. He talks about corporate restructuring and how what's happening at his company is great, but the hours are long. He leaves and Laura's Mom complains that they're working him to a "frazzle." She says it isn't fair. Hamtaro takes the problem to the clubhouse. He thinks that if the ham-hams pitch in to help Laura's Dad, he could finish his work faster. Howdy's not really sure what work is and Dexter says that it's what humans do to buy groceries. Maxwell says that he'll do some research on work. Hamtaro tells the ham-hams to get a good sleep because they're going to work tomorrow. The next day, the ham-hams are all wondering where to go. There are so many buildings around town and they're worried that finding the one that Laura's Dad works at could be a wild goose chase. Hamtaro remembers that Laura's Dad takes the city bus to work. There are so many buses, but they get a lucky break and spot Laura's Dad riding on one labeled Green Line #5. They scurry up and ride along the top of it. Hamtaro comments that they got the best seats and Boss cynically responds that they're the best seats unless it rains. The bus gets caught in some sort of traffic jam, but it doesn't matter anyway because the ham-hams realize that Laura's Dad has gotten off. They follow him inside his office. Inside, they lose track of him and wonder where he went. They decide to take the elevator and form a hamster chain to reach the buttons for the elevator. Penelope's at the top of the chain, but they're just not quite tall enough and so she can't reach. Then, a couple of women come towards the elevator and they scatter to avoid being seen. The women hit the up button and the ham-hams quickly follow, just making it in before the door closes. The height makes the ham-hams a bit dizzy, but they reach the top floor and all scurry out when the doors open. They soon notice that the area they've reached is very quiet and there doesn't really seem to be anyone there. Maxwell explains: it's Saturday and most people are off on Saturday. The ham-hams start exploring. They find a bookshelf and have fun running around in it like it's a tunnel. Then, Howdy finds a computer mouse and calls it a "weird looking little doggy." He starts messing around with it and Dexter tells him he's not using it properly. He starts swinging from the cord like he's Tarzan and encourages Howdy to join in. Then, the ham-hams see the two women from earlier using a copier. They see that it's spitting out pieces of paper that all look alike and think that there must be a little man inside of it. Some of them decide to investigate and they end up getting copied. The others watching on wonder how they're going to take so many of them home. They finally escape from the copier, saying that the little man inside must really want to stay in there. As they continue along, they see rows and rows of computers. Howdy wonders what they're for. Dexter says that they're computers and that humans use them to play video games. Then, the ham-hams hear screaming emanating from a dark area. They're scared, thinking that there might be a ghost. Hamtaro, however, is worried that someone may be in trouble. So they go in to investigate. It turns out that the screaming is coming from Gabriel! He looks totally different from when the ham-hams last saw him, almost kind of normal. It turns out that he's screaming out of frustration. Laura's Dad comes in and Gabriel tells him that he's "doomed." He calls it "total writer's block." He's been working on a story and he's created a great villain, but he can't figure out a way for the villain to be caught. Laura's Dad gives him some advice, saying that if he's smart enough to write a villain, then he's smart enough to catch him. As they talk, Laura and Kana are out at a mall somewhere discussing Father's Day. Back at the office, Gabriel comments that he needs a kick in the head to get a new idea. So the ham-hams decide to give him one! This causes him to come up with several ideas, but he ends up discarding them all as dumb. He suggests that maybe the villain talks in his sleep, which gets him thinking about how he hasn't slept in days. This causes him to doze off. Hamtaro notes that he's completely knocked out and he decides that they have to wake him up. They wake him up and start talking to him. He naturally finds the concept of talking hamsters crazy, but the ham-hams convince him that he's just dreaming. They cheer him on in various ways, Howdy saying that he has "the right to write whatever he thinks is right." At Laura's, Laura is in her room talking to Hamtaro. She says that there's still no sign of Dad and she wants to know if Hamtaro thinks he's coming home. When Hamtaro doesn't acknowledge her (because he's not there!) she figures he must be in his little house, sleeping. Back at the office, Gabriel has a flash of insight on how to capture the villain. There's a crazy scene where he takes off his normal-looking clothes to reveal the wacky attire he's normally in. He informs Laura's Dad about his inspiration, as well as his "dream" in which Laura's hamster and the others cheered him on like a cheerleading squad. That evening, Laura's Dad comes home and says that he's glad to share Father's Day with Laura and her Mom. Laura presents him with a family photo, which he really likes. He quips that it looks like they've been "framed."moreless

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Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Elder Ham

Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Maxwell

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Mr. Yoshi

Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher

Stan

Cathy Weseluck

Cathy Weseluck

Pepper, Penelope, Laura's Mother (Marion Haruna)

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Laura's Grandfather

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